Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Wain Garth ref: CC124108

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£426-£1247
3 star rating
Wain Garth
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Refurbished to an excellent standard and benefitting from fabulous views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fellside ref: CC124193

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£333-£770
4 star rating
A cosy secluded setting for a couple in an ideal location for exploring the Lake District with Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston on the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Drumlin ref: 16112

Hawkshead, near Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£337-£794
3 star rating
Set in an elevated position with lovely views from both the lounge and the garden. Location ideal for exploring all of Lakeland.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Thwaite Bridge House ref: CC124164

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£659-£2387
4 star rating
Located in the heart of the peaceful Rusland Valley with a farmhouse style kitchen, conservatory and a beautiful lawned garden.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Cherry Tree Lodge ref: W4678

Hawkshead, near Ambleside, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£0
3 star rating
A modern detached lodge with lovely views from the balcony. Within walking distance of Hawkshead and only a mile from Esthwaite Water.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Pottery ref: LP1

Torver, Coniston, , Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£494-£521
4 star rating
Guests will find this property in the small village of Torver, 3 miles south-west of Coniston, surrounded by spectacular scenery.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Little Knott ref: 394

Blawith, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£352-£975
4 star rating
An 18th century cottage with a rustic feel situated just one mile from Coniston Water. Countryside views from most rooms.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Thompson Ground - The Farm House ref: B6491

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£397-£1280
4 star rating
Set on a working farm with wheelchair access, panoramic views and private patio. Central Lakeland location with lots of attractions to visit nearby.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Letterbox Cottage ref: CC125105

near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£381-£902
4 star rating
This delightful country Lakeland cottage is ideally placed for an enjoyable holiday.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Chapel Cottage ref: B6097

Blawith, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£285-£742
4 star rating
A quaint cottage in a private and remote area of the Lake District with excellent views over the Coniston Fells.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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West Vale Country House - West Vale Cottage ref: W8661

Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£424-£768
4 star rating
Detached accommodation with wood burner and French doors giving way to lovely views across the countryside. In the heart of ‘Beatirx Potter country’.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Apple Tree Lodge ref: W8866

Hawkshead, near Ambleside, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£0
3 star rating
A well placed three bedroom holiday lodge enjoying lovely views of surrounding fells. Local amenities 150 yards in the pretty village of Hawkshead.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Fernlea ref: CC124122

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£319-£834
4 star rating
Charming country style apartment ideally located in the delightful village of Coniston with views to the surrounding fells and Grizedale forest.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Beeswing Cottage ref: 28762

Broughton-in-Furness , Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£382-£652
3 star rating
Lovely, romantic retreat for couples with woodburner and patio, so much to do! Muncaster Castle, Holker Hall and owl sanctuary nearby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

3 Force Forge ref: CC124191

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£334-£672
4 star rating
Chocolate box cottage in the heart of rural Lakeland, perfect for the smaller party and your dog offering an open fire, slate floors and luxurious designer décor fabrics.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT